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Director of Informatics Research and Dean’s Professor in Informatics
The University of California, Davis School of Medicine invites exceptional candidates to apply for the newly created role of Director of Informatics Research. The Director will also be an endowed faculty member as the Dean’s Professor in Informatics (FFE). The successful candidate will be an experienced informatics researcher and academic leader who can guide and significantly advance the knowledge base and collective developments in the field of applied informatics, ultimately supporting outcomes that improve the quality and delivery of health locally, nationally, and around the world.
UC Davis Health System is comprised of the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM), UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (which welcomed its first students in 2010), and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. UCDHS has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion; UC Davis is an established leader in the use of telecommunications and information technology to advance health. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.
The objectives for the Director of Informatics Research will be to demonstrate excellence in leadership of collaborative research in informatics, mentorship of faculty, and effective strategic management to leverage the diverse and rich information generating assets at UCDHS and UC Davis, which range from electronic health records to the Genomics Center, for the advancement of the institution’s collective mission. The successful Director will model approaches for accomplishing research advances and multidisciplinary initiatives that can be applied across the System and the fruit of which can be applied as translational research to both broad and diverse populations, as well as personalized medicine. As informatics research activity reaches a critical mass in the next few years, the Director will be central in the shaping of a more formal informatics research entity for UC Davis that will serve as a nexus and resource and attract new faculty. In this role, the Director will initially address a number of key opportunities and challenges, detailed in the complete position profile. In particular, the Director will be expected to:
• Inform and focus a strategy and distinctive identity.
• Determine and support impactful, translational research opportunities.
• Nurture and create links for investigators to conduct research and obtain funding.
• Significantly augment and increase research support.
• Further distinguish the mission and reputation of the School.
The Director of Informatics Research will have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and be eligible for nomination as an associate or full professor in the University of California system. He or she will bring experience in collaborative research, a strong track record of extramural funding and research productivity in the area of informatics, and demonstrated leadership abilities.
UC Davis has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent in confidence to: David Bellshaw, Vice President & Director, Deborah Hodson, Managing Associate, Cati Mitchell, Associate, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.
UCD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
committed to a campus climate that embraces diversity.
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